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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 30, 2010 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia the hypocrite

" Garcia does sound a little the fool, here,"

I don't think so. They weren't making shit then. Just enough to keep playing and getting high in those days. You have to remember that even though they were living up where you have to be a MILLIONAIRE to live now it wasn't that way then. And they always kept pouring money back into the beast in better sound etc and they always compensated their crew and staff WELL. Not at the very beginning but it sounds like the more they made the more everyone made for the most part. Health benefits? Come on! I don't begrudge them one bit for finally getting to cash it in good in the late 80's. The tie thing is pretty lame considering he didn't wear one but for the most part what the hell? When they were at the height of the touch explosion they were still selling me tickets ( me as in everyone of course ) for less than other big names and even with shorter more predicitable setlists they were still playing longer than most and almost always delivered something interesting, no matter what Cliff says. I wouldn't trade a cent of it. Of course I didn't do the tour thing, plenty of shows in the Bay. ANd of course I missed the last three years being up here. At the time it bummed me out but I think now im glad i missed the big decline.

woah tangent huh?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 31, 2010 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia the hypocrite

Well JOTS, I agree with what you are saying, and I don't really see how what I said in the first post disagrees with what you are saying(?) Perhaps the my word choice, "fool", is the problem . To clarify, I agree with the gist of what he is saying, in the clip, but it is not him at his most lucid, and some of this is the anger at the bullshit they had to deal with, not with the promoters, but with the crowds, and self-righteous "people's music " types .
If more people who invoke "trickle down" practiced it like the Dead, things would be better, for sure . They were generous , to the point of being almost being played for chumps . So despite me sounding a little the fool here, I think we are mostly in agreement .

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 31, 2010 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia the hypocrite

gotcha. Well I think he was in kind of a heated coversation. I guess there aren't too many Garcia clips showing him worked up and confrontational huh? That other clip where he's announcing the free show it seems he's clearly annoyed too.

and imo trickle down only works when the top aren't a bunch of greedy mo-fo's which sadly you don't see too often. USED to be that way more